Non-verbal signals such as body movements and gestures are central parts of human communication. This thesis is about exploring bodily signals (e.g., hand movement) as a means to connect to a remote person. Based on developing worn artifacts and wearable technology students will explore bodily connections over distance. Potential outcomes could, e.g., be a glove that detects hand movements or body-heat, pressure, etc., and translates them to another (remote) glove (e.g., by actuation through shape memory alloys).
Required Skills and Interests
- Basics in electronics and physical computing
Type of Student